Are You Really a Nerd?
Self-identifying as such is not the only requirement for being a nerd. Lots of hot chicks see it as a good way to perhaps lift up their careers in modeling or whatever. Like, “I’m pretty, but not really really pretty, so I need an angle. I know! My brother had a NES I played one time. Nrrrrrrrrddddd grrrrrrrllllll lulz.” Boom. Huge contract with G4 and a chance to sleep with a...
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Farewell, Brave Lydia
I decided to fall back into Skyrim today. It’s been a while and between marathoning Game of Thrones, re-reading Lord of the Rings, and prepping for a Pathfinder campaign, I’ve been feeling really fantasy-happy. I was bored and the kids were behaving themselves and so I just went ahead and started playing again. It took a minute to reacquaint myself with the controls, but once I did it...
Skeptic Guy Posts Twice in the Same Day!
Several years ago, I discovered podcasts. You see, a large part of my job consisted of mind-numbing repetitiveness where thought was secondary. In order to slice through the monotony I would jam out to tunes on my iPod, but I started to get tired of those and needed something, anything, to help pass the time. Podcasts fit the roll perfectly. I searched iTunes for podcasts on subjects I like: video...
Deliberate Obtuseness as a Form of Finger-Wagging...
Recently NPR posted a story to its Facebook feed about a new polymer developed at MIT that allowed non-Newtonian fluids like ketchup to flow from a bottle effortlessly. The accompanying video showed a hand upturning a bottle treated with the polymer and the ketchup flowed from it completely and utterly, leaving not even a trace of ketchup-film clinging to the innards of the bottle. The video is...
A Short Post about WiiU
For years now we’ve been listening to the gaming press talk about how Nintendo dropped the ball with online. “Everyone is online!” they say. “Nintendo really blew it with friend codes and not having an online portal like Sony and Microsoft!” “Nintendo is just too fuddy-duddy!” ejaculated writers, “They’re too worried some kids will say...
Teen Girl Posterboard Collages
I’m going to be 35 this year. That feels fucking old, but probably won’t feel old in 35 more years when I’m 70. But right now, it feels old. I grew up in an era of magazines and grunge rock anthems. You wouldn’t go to your computer to read stuff, you’d buy a stack of magazines. If you wanted to read interesting magazines, and you didn’t live in a city with an...
Fantastic Wastefulness of my Military Career
When I was in the Air Force, I was stationed in Germany. Ramstein, specifically. That’s the sort of air base people would step over their own mothers to go to. I got it on my first try out of tech school. Maybe I had been a little older or had a family, I would have enjoyed it and taken advantage of the fact that I was paid to live in work in an entirely different continent from that of my...